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‘F*%king horrible’: The Public Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal?

By Linn Washington Jr.


In August 1936 nearly 20,000 excited spectators filled a vacant lot next to a municipal building in a small Kentucky town to watch the hanging of a man convicted of rape. That hanging would be the last public execution in America.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's illness & mistreatment by PA authorities

by Debra Sweet       Mumia has been in ill health for some time, not receiving adequate medical care in the central PA prison where he's been sent for life, after his death sentence was overturned in a decades-long legal battle.MumiaThis week he was sent to the local ICU in diabetic shock, which occurred while he was in the prison infirmary.  He's since been returned to the infirmary, where he had such bad treatment.  Noelle Hanrahan of reports that the prison authorities have made a new rule that he can't have a visit f

Republicans and Many Democrats are on the attack: If We’re Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand It

By Dave Lindorff

The Republican-dominated Congress, with the help of a cadre of sell-out conservative Democrats in both chambers, are gearing up to attack Social Security again, under the guise of “saving” the program.

The Psychology of Victimhood: Obama, Cameron, Netanyahu, Clinton, Kissinger

Several years ago, someone said to me: ‘The victim wouldn’t have it any other way.’ When I first heard this comment, it made no sense to me, largely because I had never appreciated being a victim of violence when I was a child. However, I have since spent considerable time grappling with this comment by analysing what it means to be a victim. And I now agree that, in far more cases than I would like it to be, the victim wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s why.

Gather - Alice Walker Poem on NYPD Murder of Eric Garner

Over a month ago, Michael Brown was shot six times by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  More witnesses have come forward to corroborate eye-witness testimony that Brown's hands were up, and he was not aggressive. But, still Officer Darren Wilson is on paid vacation.  No indictment, no justice.

A new proposal mocks Net Neutrality: FCC Wants to Give Corporations Their Own Internet

By Alfredo Lopez

When a federal court trashed its "net neutrality" compromise policy in January, the Federal Communications Commission assured us that the Internet we knew and depended on was safe. Most activists didn't believe federal officials and this past week the FCC demonstrated how realistic our cynicism was.

A program to take over human communications?: The Drones of Facebook (and the NSA)

By Alfredo Lopez


"Connectivity," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a CNN interview last year, "is a human right."

A program to take over human communications?: The Drones of Facebook (and the NSA)

By Alfredo Lopez


"Connectivity," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a CNN interview last year, "is a human right."

What’s more important: Security or freedom?: The Big Question the National Security State isn’t Asking

By Dave Lindorff

So National Security Agency Director Keith B. Alexander, who, along with his boss, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., thinks that “if you can collect it, you should collect it,” now is asking whether it might not be such a good idea in the case of spying on the citizens of US allies like Germany, France, Spain et al.

Even in Los Angeles: Gentle Things

By Rip Rense

             In brutish, crass, profanity-spitting L.A., in developer-ravaged $2500-a-month “elegant density” L.A., in have-and-have-not ethnically separated L.A., in get-out-of-my-way-asshole, hit-and-run texting-and-primping-while-driving L.A. . . .

            Gentle things still happen.

Those Behind the Shutdown: Why We Call Them Racists & “Fascists”

 .  Why we call the Tea Party and their leaders in Congress racist:

a. Destruction of voting rights & open promotion of white supremacy.  See The Tea Party’s Legacy of Racism by Robert Parry

Activists announce call campaign to repeal NDAA with truckers

Washington - With over 2,000 truckers estimated by organizers due to start arriving in the nation's capitol today, anti-NDAA activists have announced a call campaign to Congress to demand it enact one of the truckers' principle demands, repeal of the NDAA.  The National Defense Authorization Act, or the NDAA as it has come to be known, authorizes the US military to detain US citizens without charge or trial, indefinitely, in secret, upon mere suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity.

The truckers are carrying the message "Restore the Constitution." They are gathering at a staging area in Virginia today and will be descending on Washington, DC tomorrow.

Here's one battle we can win: Help One Women's Rights Hero Defeat Anti-Abortionists Trying to Steal Her Family Farm

By Dave Lindorff


The family farm in America may be going the way of the dodo, thanks to the corrupt political influence of corporate agribusiness, but here's a chance for us all to concretely save at least one family's farm.

Of Principalities and Powers ~ “Doesn’t the Pope Realize It’s Football Season?”

  “A person could perish of entertainment....”     - Garrison Keillor


“Did you see that the Pope has called for people around the world to get together for a day of prayer and fasting this Saturday?” asked my neighbor Harmon, looking up from his newspaper.


Snowden Wins Whistleblower Award


Snowden Wins Whistleblower Award


by Stephen Lendman


In America, he's a wanted man. He's a fugitive. He's a world hero. He connected the dots for millions. He told people what they need to know. 


Doing the right thing is its own reward. Transparency International Germany gave him its Whistleblower Award. He's "(t)his year's winner," it said.

Tropical Spring! A million people protest across Brazil

brazil3Sparked by a public transportation fare increase in Sao Paolo a week ago, an estimated one million people showed up in cities across Brazil expressing  discontent with the limited opportunities they face and an indifferent government.

"It's not really about the price anymore," said Camila Sena, an 18-year-old university student at a Wednesday protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city of Niteroi. "People are so disgusted with the system, so fed up that now we're demanding change."  USA Today, June 20, 2013

Like the protests in Turkey over the past weeks, this is an urban phenomenon dominated by the young.  Many are college educated and under or unemployed.  For most, these are their first political protests.  They chafe at wasted public expenditures.  In Rio, for example, the government spend millions for an international soccer tournament while the people idle away with few if any prospects for meaningful employment or a future.  (Image: Brasilia June 20 Semilla Luz)

Crashing the 2-Party System: The Way Forward is a Single-Issue Social Security Defense Party


By Dave Lindorff

The history of third parties in America is pretty dismal. The system is rigged against them, for one thing. But equally problematic is the lack of focus that leads to infighting and splits whenever a third party is created.

Not Too Big to Resist: Too Big to Jail


By Dan DeWalt

Corporate America just received the confirmation that they've been waiting for.


Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation: In Defense of Baby Boomers


By Dave Lindorff

I’m fed up with the trashing of the Baby Boom generation.

Sure you can find plenty of scoundrels, freeloaders, charlatans and thugs who were born between 1946 and 1964, but you can find bad and lazy people in every generation. In fact, the so called “Greatest Generation” who preceded the Boomers abounds in them. That doesn’t prove anything.

Una reflecion de la pelicula "Zero Dark Thirty" ( La Hora Mas Oscura)

por Debra Sweet, Directora del Mundo No Puede Esperar          “Zero Dark Thirty” (La hora más oscura) crea un retrato del mundo según la CIA y pinta la tortura falsamente como necesaria para encontrar a Osama bin Laden.

Lo que pasó el 11 de septiembre de 2001 fue un horror. Las fuerzas que atacaron el World Trade Center (las Torres Gemelas) son totalmente reaccionarias.

NO OBSTANTE, lo que Estados Unidos hizo en nombre del 11 de septiembre ha sido un horror muchísimo mayor:

Zero Dark Thirty Reflection

by Debra Sweet, Driector World Can't Wait

Next month, many organizations are coming together to protest in Washington and nationwide against indefinite detention and drone strikes, and for the closure of Guantanamo. We had not anticipated the relevance — and outrageous content — of the new film Zero Dark Thirty entering the public sphere at the same time.  But, it's here... what are we going to do about it?

STILL WAITIN': a Short Film on Who Owns the Vietnam War, by TCBH!'s John Grant and the Viet War Commemoration Correction Project


Still Waitin’


A short film produced by

The Vietnam War Commemoration CORRECTION Project


To see the film, please go to:

An Urgent Call for RTTV to schedule alternative Third-Party Presidential Debates!


By Dave Lindorff

There is a simple answer to the refusal of the Two Party-Controlled Presidential Debate Commission's refusal to include third party candidates in its three debates: An alternative televised debate that would include the third party candidates, and that would air right after the corrupt and largely meaningless debate between Obama and Romney ends.

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